In Anji

Up in the mountains surrounding Anji are literally hundreds of small guesthouses to choose from, all offering basic accommodations at reasonable prices. A good example is the Mountain Clan House (Gao San Ren Jia Ke Zhan), Daxi Village, Chan Long Mountain (tel. 0572/511-2505 or 1356/727-6184; twin ¥100, including breakfast), easily distinguishable by its two red lanterns. The owner, Miss Zhang, is a local bamboo farmer and will happily take guests out into forest to instruct them in the art of cutting new shoots and picking white tea. She also provides meals of healthy local fare for between ¥20 and ¥30, including local specialties such as spicy cuckoo (la wei bu gu niao) and meat and potato stew (rou shao tu dou li). She can also arrange a taxi from the bus station for you at just ¥80, a big discount on the ¥150 that local drivers will ask for.

In Moganshan

Hotels abound in Moganshan, and prices range by season, with the peak in July and August and medium rates from April to June and from September to October.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.